This month the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) announced that funding is now available to all cities and unincorporated areas in Alameda County for the Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) Mini-Grant Program (Program). The Program, which will fund infrastructure improvements that have been recommended through the SR2S’ School Safety Assessments process, aims to support capital improvements that will enhance safety for active and sustainable transportation users – pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders – traveling to and from school throughout the County.
The Program consists of $1.7 million in Measure B local transportation sales tax program funds and Congestion Management Agency Transportation Improvement Program funds. The funds will be distributed based on student population, with a minimum of $15,000 to each jurisdiction. The deadline to submit a funding request is March 15, 2021.
The Program supports safe access and mobility to and from school, providing immediate safety benefits. All requests for eligible bicycle, pedestrian and transit improvements will be reviewed during April and May of this year and must meet Program goals and requirements described within the Program guidelines. More information about the schedule, requirements and how to apply are available on the Alameda CTC Funding Opportunities webpage.
All projects must be implemented and open to the public by July 1, 2023.